From fantastical folklore to genetic engineering, January brings a wealth of new fantasy and science fiction from veterans and newcomers alike. Here are our favorite five, beginning with Katherine Arden's enchanting The Bear and the Nightingale, which also gained a top spot among Amazon's overall Best Books of the Month.
Also among this month's best are Death's Mistress, a new series-starter from Terry Goodkind featuring Nicci from his Sword of Truth books; Daniel José Older's latest addition to his Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series; and Karen Marie Moning's Feversong, the conclusion to her Fever saga.
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